Mom sees crash that kills son

2011-04-18 18:32
Johannesburg - A woman witnessed an accident that killed her son and three other men on the M2 east near Germiston on Monday, Johannesburg paramedics said.

She was following her son, who was travelling in a Volkswagen bakkie, when it veered into the middle lane and hit a container truck, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

All four men in the bakkie, aged between 18 to 24, were killed. The truck driver was uninjured.

Paramedics, who were on their way to another call, were flagged down by bystanders.

The bakkie was towing an Opel Astra at the time.

"It is believed that the mother and brother of one of the boys in the bakkie were following them to a garage to book the vehicle in for repairs," Jackson said.

Traffic on the highway was backed up as a result of the accident.

Motorists were advised to instead use Marshall Street, in Germiston, or the M1 north.

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